Eating healthy when the weather turns cold
The leaves start to turn. You turn on the furnace and grab the sweaters. What else do you think of as the seasons change? Fall foods.
There is something innate about wanting to eat more when the weather cools. We start to crave heavier, more calorie dense foods. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to fulfill our fall/winter food cravings without breaking the calorie bank.
Many families start asking for pumpkin pie as soon as the first leaf falls. Rather than baking a pie each time they make this request, offer a healthier pumpkin pudding such as this one: Healthy Pumpkin Pudding (That Tastes Like Pumpkin Pie!) – Hardly A Goddess
Craving apple pie? These apple caramel protein scones are delicious, gluten free and low in sugar! APPLE CARAMEL PROTEIN SCONES – Nutritionist Mom
Chickpea pasta is a great alternative to regular pasta, providing more fiber, nutrients and protein. This chickpea pasta with mushrooms and kale is perfect for a cold weather dinner option. Chickpea Pasta with Mushrooms & Kale
Everything about this next recipe screams fall. With 26 grams of protein and only 380 calories, these baked sweet potatoes with cranberries and turkey are a winner. Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries & Turkey
Spiced pomegranate molasses chicken thighs anyone? Yes please. Spiced Pomegranate Molasses Chicken Thighs
Chili is one of those ubiquitous fall foods that is generally a pretty healthy option. This recipe is high in protein and healthy fat. White Chicken Chili Recipe
Italian wedding soup is a total comfort food. With lots of veggies and chicken meatballs it checks all the boxes to make this a healthy and delicious fall meal. https://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/269824/minestra-maritata-italian-wedding-soup/
There are so many healthy ways to enjoy your favorite fall comfort foods without undoing any of your hard work in the gym. Get cozy, experiment in the kitchen and enjoy!